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BARDSLEY.

FLOWERS IN HELL

Pandora

£2.50

 

Barney,

An Investigation into Women and Crime.

Of the many popular myths about crime, one of the most persistent is that crime is essentially a demonstration of 'machismo': crime is male.

In 'flowers in hell', Barney Bardsley turns this myth upside-down. She asks: is it 'female' too? Is the woman who commits crime - the shoplifter as much as the political 'terrorist' - a rebel? And is her rebellion one which explodes another myth, that of the passive female? She asks too: are the divides between 'criminal' and 'non-criminal' and between 'ordinary prisoner' and 'political prisoner' false ones?

Using the first-hand testimony of criminal women, Barney Bardsley focuses on the woman criminal in action, her fate at the hands of the law, the prisons, the media and the psychiatric hospital. She explores the awkward questions raised by the woman defined as a 'political' criminal, be she a woman protesting at Greenham Common, or a member of the Baader Meinhof faction. Barney BArdsley's investigation challenges our most fundamental assumptions concerning what is crime, and what makes a woman commit crime.

Fair / Good

1987

Ex-library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIRCH.

MOVING TARGETS

Virago

£3.95

 

Helen Ed),

Women, Murder & Representation.

From Moors murderer Myra Hindlay to Sara Thornton, who killed her violent husband, from the Australian lesbian vampire case to serial killer Aileen Carol Wuornos, Blue Steel to Thelma and Louise, the figure of the woman killer provokes ferocious debate, not just about why women kill, but about their treatment in the courts and in the press.

Violent or murderous women raise fundamental questions about how our society views - and in many waqys targets - women: are these women simply victims of patriarchal culture, or can their crimes be seen as an outrage against it? This pioneering collection of essays addresses these questions and looks at our enduring fascination with murder in literature and film.

Contributors include: Nicole Ward Jouve, Melissa Benn, Helen Birch, Lorraine Radford and Briar Wood.

Good / V Good

1993

 

ISBN: 1-85381-198-X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOTTOMLEY, GIEVE, MOON & WEIR.

THE COHABITATION HANDBOOK

Pluto

£2.00

 

Anne, Katherine & Angela

A Women's Guide to the Law. A Rights Of Women Series Book.

This is a practical guide to the law for women who are living with someone without being married. Explains what legal rights you gain if you choose to cohabit - and what you lose. It tells you how to get legal help and hpow to draw up, for example, a cohabitation contract, or a simple will.

Poor / Fair

1981

ISBN: 0-86104-329-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CARLEN.

WOMEN, CRIME AND POVERTY.

Open University

£3.25

 

Pat,

I don't wanna go out the and thieve, right? But then I wouldn't have anything at all in my cupboard. So I say, 'Well, I'll have to suffer like everyone else', - becaue everybody else is suffering. But sometimes it kind of gets on your nerves, suffering. Then I say, 'Oh blast it. I know how to do it. I'll go out there and get it' (Kim, aged 28).

We used to sign-on Thursdays and get his money on a Saturday. Sometimes it never used to come till Monday, so we was left starving. How can you tell your kids when they're starving that they have to wait till Monday? If I didna pinch it we'd have to go rouond scrounging. It were horrible (Jean, aged 26).

All you learn in prison is kiting, smuggling and crotching. Basically, I though about prison. 'What a waste of human life! (Yvonne aged 37).

I know more now than before I came into ptison. I know about burglary, how to cut off burglar alarms, how to pick pockets. A girl here who's made a lot of money out of shoplifting showed me how to make a little thing out of a hairclip to take the buzzers off. And that Judge says it's done me good" (Kay, aged 21).

I've got used to it (Youth Custody Centre) so it's alright. I don't mind being locked in. I go to sleep... I dream. I always dream about the Childrens Homes (Daphne, aged 15).

Women have been pushed back twenty years since there came a Tory Government (Zoe, aged 28).

OUT OF STOCK AT PRESENT - SORRY!!

Fair

1988

 

Ex-Uni Library

 

 

ISBN: 0-335-15870-6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CARLEN.

CRIMINAL WOMEN. 

Polity

£4.50

 

Pat Ed),

Autobiographical Accounts: Diana Christina, Jenny Hicks, Josie O'Dwyer, Chris Tchaikovsky and Pat Carlen. 

Criminal Women tells the stories of four women who, in attempting to become women of their own making, became deeply involved in crime.

Throughout the book, tales from the underworld and the criminal business world are interspersed with inside accounts of the life in the women's prisons - Holloway, Styal's 'Bleak House', Durham's H Wing, Askham Grange, Pucklechurch nd Bullwood Hall.

These stories of criminal women are vivid chronicles of the times in which that have lived. They will be of great interest to anyone concerned with the diversity of ways in which women cope with life in a class-riven and still deeply sexist society.

OUT OF STOCK AT PRESENT - SORRY!!

Fair / Good

1985

 

 

ISBN: 0-7456-0088-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASALE.

WOMEN INSIDE.

Civil Liberties

£3.75

 

Silvia,

The experience of women remand prisoners in Holloway.

Based on research inside Holloway Prison, Women  Inside focuses on the problems encountered and posed by women awaiting trial or sentence, as they try to handle their court cases and their outside lives. it highlights the particular disadvantage women prisoners suffer through dislocation - removal from the home to distant women's prisons.

The study also looks at women prisoners in need of special care - pregnant woomen with drug problems and disturbed prisoners - and Holloway's responses.

Challenging some of the basic assumptions underlying the prison system and the criminal justice process, Women Inside argues for rethinking general prison policy and concludes with practical recommendation for change.

Fair / Good

 

1989

 

 

ISBN: 0-900137-30-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DeLONG.

SPECIAL AGENT.

Headline

£5.95

 

Candice,

My life on the front lines of the FBI.

Special Agent Candice Delong's twenty-year career in the FBI has seen her working on some of the toughtest, high-stakes criminal investigations in the USA. She was only one of three agents hand-picked to carry out the manhunt for the Unabomber in Montana; she has trailed terrorists and helped track some of America's most notorius killers; and she has gone undercover for major stings, sometimes in such exotic roles as a gangster's moll and as the madam of a call-girl ring.

As profiling Coordinator she had the key role at the Bureau's legendary Behavioural Science Unit, spearheading investigations into the most recondite serial murders and sex crimes. She has also had to battle to gain respect in what is still a hgihly male-dominated world.

Special Agent is Candice's extraordinary and unique story - of drama and danger on the front lines of law enforcement, of the art and science of criminal profiling, and the challenge of maintaining courage, wise-cracking humour and grace under fire. It is the first career memoir ever to be written by a female Special Agent of the FBI.

Candice's fictional counterpart, Clarice Starling in the Hannibal Lecter novels, is now an icon of popular culture. These extraordinarily compelling, dramatic, and at times funny career memoirs prove that truth can be even more thrilling than fiction.

 Good / V Good

 

2001

 

Hardback

RRP £16.99

 

 

ISBN: 0-7472-3248-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HEIDENSOHN.

WOMEN & CRIME

Open University

£4.50

 

Frances,

Female offenders have traditionally been largely ignored by academic (mainly male) criminologists. In 'Women and Crime' Frances Heidensohn provides a long-oveerdue account and critique of previous criminological and sociological writings on women and crime, and of current debates on feminist criminology.

This book contains accounts of women criminals' own histories and recounts what happens to them in court, in prison, and at the hands of the police, contrasting the experience of 'ordinary' women offenders who often deny their criminality with those of radical women such as the suffragettes and the Greenham women who chose to defy 'man-made' laws.

It shows that, although women are less criminal than men, the punishments meted out to them are often harsher and how women's relative conformity has led to their 'Cinderella' status within the penal system. the author highlights the crucial role of the media and popular culture, and the complex and often stereotyped images presented of deviant women, as well as the ways in which social control is exercised over women in the family, society and at work.

A thorough and wide-ranging account of the issues, problems, experiences and research concerning female crime from a feminist perspective.

Women in Society - A feminist List edited by Jo Campling book.

Fair / Good
1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISBN: 0-333-36217-9

 

 

 

 

 

 

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KENNEDY.

EVE WAS FRAMED

Virgin

£3.75

 

Helena,

Women and British Justice.

An impassioned expose of the blindness of British Justice by Barrister and Queen's counsel Helena Kennedy.

"This is a cogently argued examination of how the British legal system ignores, downgrades, underrates and discriminates against women... Kennedy has properly argued that a profession that practices law and purues justice must be seen to be just, reasonable, unprejudiced, and open to public scrutiny".

OUT OF STOCK AT PRESENT - SORRY!!

Fair / Good

1993

 

ISBN: 0-09-922441-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LEVINE & MADDEN.

LYN: A STORY OF PROSTITUTION.

Women's Press

£3.50

 

 

Lyn Madden worked for 20 years as a prostitute, mostly in Dublin.

Her career ended the night she watched her lover and pimp, john Cullen, throw a fire bomb through the window of Dolores Lynch's home.

Dolores, who had 'escaped' from prostitution some years previously, perished along with her aunt and mother. That murder shocked Lyn out of dependance on john, and enabled her to summon up the courage necessary to denounce him to the police.

Fair / Good

1988

 

 

ISBN: 0-7043-4131-X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCK.

THE BRITISH POLICE WOMAN: Her Story.

Hale

£4.75

 

Joan,

Here, for the first time is the complex but fascinating history of the formation of the British Women Police. Full of all the drama, intrigue and humour of a good fight it also captures, through good use of well-authenticated primary material, the colour and manner of the times.

The pressure for the appointment of women police began well before World War 1. Anti-White-slave Traffic organisations felt they would help stem the flow of prostitutes to and from Europe and suffragettes wanted them to ensure more fair treatment for women from the police and courts of law.

In fact it was a suffragette, the vivid and humourous Nina Boyle, who first put women into 'police' uniform as soon as the war started. Two other groups followed and further offshoots developed. All, at times, attempted amalgamation of co-operation but differences in degrees of militancy and ultimate aims led to battles and divisions.

They fought public and police prejudice too, wondering all the time how far to hold out for for their ideals and how much to compromise for the sake of some official recognition; the eternal problem when breaking new ground. The story, which is played out not only in the streets and courts of Great Britain and the House of Coimmons but in a defeated Germany and strife-torn Ireland of the twenties and even the USA during prohibition, ends with their official intergration in the 1970s.

It includes many remarkable women: the wealthy eccentric Margaret Damer Dawson; the excitement-hungry ex suffragette Mary Allen; the attractive but ill-starred Mrs Stanley; and the dogged Miss Peto. Their arch-enemy was the magistrate Frederick Mead but the male sex provided several staunch supporters such as the fearless Sir Percy Sillitoe; H M Inspector of Constabulary, Sir Leonard Dunning; and Chief Constables of Gloucestershire and Lancashire.

An intriguing array of minor characters includes Winston Churchill, Lady Astor and Adolf Hitler.

Fair / Good

 

1979

1st Edition

 

Hardback

 

Ex Library

 

 

ISBN: 0 7091 7546 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PADEL & STEVENSON.

INSIDERS.

Virago

£3.25

 

UNa & Prue,

Women's Experience of Prison.

Women's prisons are secret places, hidden from public view, the stuff of myth and occasional scandal. the eleven women whose stories are here told in their own words offer a view of prison life very different from the stereotype - and far more shocking. White or black, lesbian or heterosexual, with or without children, serving short or long sentences, they share a common experience of humiliation, anger and alienation, the effects of which remain long after their release.

They speak movingly of their lives before prison, of the circumstances leading to their arrest, of their first depersonalising encounter with the prison system when strip searches are mandatory and all outward traces of individuality denied, of the months and ears of boredom, petty rules and loneliness. And they speak angrily of the twin systems of arbitrary punishment and systematic cruelty all too common in most institutions. Cut off from family, children, friends, each finds her won means of survival - be it rebellion, withdrawal, new friendships or a sense of humour.

Set within the broad context of Britain's criminal justice system, these personal, candid accounts are both a revelation and a stunning indictment.

Fair / Good

1988

 

 

 

 

ISBN: 0-86068-867-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARKER.

FIVE WOMEN

QBC

£3.00

 

Tony,

Experiences of five women in prison;

The five women of this book are all criminals, and they have been imprisoned for different offences - robbery, forgery, burglary, fraud and petty larceny. They are all of different ages, ranging from 19 to 60; and they have all reached different points in the scale of imprisonment - the first has been in only once, and the last ans oldest some twelve times.

In this book they tell their own stories, factually and un sensationally, revealing the kind of people that they all are.

And there is a sixth. She is a girl, not a woman; and she is not at any point in her criminal career. In fact she is not a criminal, and has never been. She is included because she has been in prison; and it is not as widely known as it might be that girls do go to prison who have committed no crime.

Fair / Good

 

1st Edition 1965

Hardback

Drawings by Anthony Colbert.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RADFORD & RUSSELL Eds),

FEMICIDE.

Open University Press

£6.00

 

Jill & Diana E. H.,

The Politics of Woman Killing.

A wife and mother is killed in her home byher husband. A young, single woman is killed by a serial murderer, Great Britain's Yorkshire Ripper. Fourteen female students are shot to death at the University of Montreal by mass murderer Marc Lepine. All of thses women are victims of 'femicide', the misogynist killing of women by men.

While the issues of date rape and sexual harassment have finally entered into mainstream discourse, femicide, the more brutal form of sexist behaviour, has yet to be widely acknowledged and understood.

In this wide-ranging study, more than 40 contributors document and describe the phenomenon of femicide as it occur's across continents and cultures, analye the roles that social values and institutions play in perpetuating it, and articulate the actions that can be taken to combat it. Femicide: The Politics of Woman Killing is at once a disturbing testimony to the many women who have been victims of femicide and an act of resistance.

Good

1992

£3.50 P&P (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

ISBN: 0-335-15178-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RULE.

YOU BELONG TO ME.

Pocket

£3.50

 

Ann,

& Other True Cases - Ann Rule's Crime Files: Vol 2.

Ann Rule is a former Seattle policewoman and the authour of five New York Times bestsellers, including 'A Rose for Her Grave', volume one of the new series of true crime stories; 'If you really loved me', the chilling chronicle of a millionaire's murderous secret life; and 'Everything She Ever Wanted', the terrifying story of a sociopathic Georgia Belle and her fatal allure.

She is also the authour of the national bestsellers 'Small Sacrifice', the horrific account of a woman's homicidal assault on her three young children; and 'The Stranger Beside Me', the fascinating tale of Rule's dawning horror as she realised her friend and co-worker Ted Bundy was a serial killer.

Now, in 'You belong to me', rule fixes her unsparing professional gaze on one of Florida's most shocking criminal cases - that of Tim Harris, a poster-perfect 'All American' Florida State Trooper who hid bizarre and fatal fantasies behind his badge - plus other incredible true crime cases from her personal files.

Mesmerising us with her masterful exploration of the personalities and backgrounds of the criminals and their families, and the circumstances surrounding each crime, Rule again proves that she is 'the undisputed master crime writer of the eighties ad nineties'.

Fair / Good

1994

 

 

 

 

 

ISBN: 0-671-79354-3